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Laurie Proulx

Vice President, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance

Laurie Proulx has lived with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 25 years and it is her experiences that led her to the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) where she advocates for increased arthritis awareness and the adoption of more inclusive, patient-centred policies and practices. As a Board member and Vice-President, she represents the patient voice on various health and social policy issues and leads projects to support people with arthritis navigate pregnancy and parenting and participation in the workplace. She also works extensively as a patient partner in research and as a Patient Advisor to the 2019 Partnership Conference.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A musician.

What motivates you to do what you do?
Make my experiences with chronic illness mean more than just bad experiences — that they make a difference in care for me and others.

What are you looking forward to most about the Partnership Conference?
Meeting with the other patient advisors attending the conference, and influencing decision-makers.

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